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Read All About It!

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Length: 11:30
Grade Level: 6-12+ | Price: $ 15.00
Closed Captioned:

Streaming/DVD: English | Italian

Donít stop the press!

Once upon a time, it was forbidden to criticize the king. All information was kept close to the king, in his inner chambers, far, far away from the people he ruled.

Why? Because knowledge is power. And the king didnít want the people to have power. He certainly didnít want them to criticize the way he ran things.

Enter the concepts of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Most people think these started in America. But another country actually codified freedom of the press in its constitution before the U.S. did. Find out which country, and explore why this matters more than ever in todayís age of information overload.

Learn about the power of a free press to keep citizens informed and government in check.

Subject Areas

Language Arts

Science & Technology

U.S. History / Government & Civics

World History / Geography

Topics

Censorship

Constitution

Freedom of the Press

Information Age

Information Literacy

Invention

Johannes Gutenberg

Printing Press

Rule of Law

Sweden

A great brief review of the printing press, the spread of information and the need to keep tabs on government.

Mark
Moreno Valley, CA

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